This doesn’t seem like an endorsement, it seems like a call for the Congressman to moderate his extreme views.
This is not a normal election year. American forces have been in Iraq for more than five years while the insurrection in Afghanistan deepens. The economy crashed a month ago, prompting an unprecedented $700 billion bailout of the banking industry. There are thousands of new voters, many of whom are talking about change. Tom Wyka, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 11th District says one can not expect change if we return the same people to Washington.
So vote for Rodney for more of the same. 🙂
Unless lightning strikes, Frelinghuysen will win his eighth term.
Do you mean not since 1932 kind of lightning?
We hope that he will recognize an opportunity — if not a mandate — for a new approach. We hope the congressman will use his seniority to stake out new and independent positions when the status quo has failed. We hope he will sharpen his appetite for “best-practice” approaches to long-standing problems (see Wyka and Tedholm above), regardless of which party suggests them.
Congressman Frelinghuysen has had an opportunity the last 2 years to “stake out new and independent positions”. Congressman Frelinghuysen has had the opportunity over the last 2 years to “sharpen his appetite for “best-practice” approaches to long-standing problems”. How many more chances do the voters of the 11th give the Congressman to disavow the failed policies of extreme neo conservatism?
On Sunday the 23rd in the debate at the Temple Beth AM, Congressman Frelinghuysen said he can’t imagine a worse job killer than raising taxes. Progressive taxation with hi taxes for the richest, created jobs as we worked our way out of the Great Republican Depression, and won WW2.